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Two-way interactions between ocean heat transport and Arctic sea ice

Project description

Arctic sea ice and ocean heat transport interactions

Sea ice loss in the Arctic region is caused by several factors, including anthropogenic global warming, atmospheric circulation changes, climate feedbacks and ocean heat transport. As regards the latter, recent observations show that heat transport from the Atlantic Ocean has led to strong reductions in the Arctic sea-ice area. Conversely, changing sea ice also has an influence on ocean heat transport. The EU-funded OSeaIce project explored this reciprocal interaction between Arctic sea ice and ocean heat transport. The project used a pioneering global climate model (EC-Earth) and performed diverse sensitivity experiments to understand these significant interactions and refine model projections of Arctic sea ice. OSeaIce delivered more reliable and robust insight on existing and future Arctic sea-ice changes.

Coordinator

SVERIGES METEOROLOGISKA OCH HYDROLOGISKA INSTITUT
Net EU contribution
€ 101 926,08
Address
Folkborgsvagen 1
601 76 Norrkoeping
Sweden

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Region
Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Östergötlands län
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00